The Vulnerability of Life

In the late Summer of 2010, I came upon my first poignant realization of the fear of death. I was preparing to leave the States for a deployment to Afghanistan, and all signs were pointing to it being a very active and remote section of the country where heavy combat was likely. I had just…

Notre Dame a Cathedral from a Bygone Era

Eight hundred fifty-six years ago in a time far removed from anything we could ever imagine today, the creation of the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame began to be built during the reign of King Louis VII. The structure, as was common for buildings of that size, was not completed for 182 years, in 1346….

Protesting for the sake of protesting: A Modern Reality

Nobody can deny the deep history and traditions that are rooted in the Catholic Church. Whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or any other non-Christian religion you can not deny the history that is put forth about this 2000 year old faith. In recent times (the last half-century) we have stopped clinging to religion and…

Spiritual Warfare- An Undeniable Reality

As a soldier in Afghanistan, it is in the norm to be attacked and wounded without seeing your enemy. When the enemy attacks, he attacks swift and at the smartest possible location. In some occasions he will hurt you, or a fellow soldier you are with. However, there are times where you will¬†injure him, and¬†destroy…